White Macbook Will not power on; green magsafe light

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by FuzzMonkey, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. FuzzMonkey macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2008

    I've been asked to take a look at a friends white macbook that won't power on. I've tried resetting the smc etc with no joy.

    The battery charge indicator shows 1 fully lit green light and the magsafe connector also is green. Pressing the power button doesn't do anything, no lights, beeps etc. I've tried another power adapter and the magsafe light remains green when connected but the battery still shows 1 green led. Considering the macbook thinks its charged but the battery isn't, is this a dead logic board? Or something else?

    Any advice would be helpful, this macbook is well out of warrenty.


  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    PRAM won't help. The way OP is describing their problem, it seems that the computer just won't turn on so a PRAM won't be possible. Looks like a trip to the Apple Store (if possible) or a mail-in if the computer is still under warranty/AppleCare.
  3. FuzzMonkey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2008
    Will they charge to take a look at an out of warranty laptop?
  4. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    No. If it's out of warranty, they'll just diagnose the problem, and give you an estimate to fix it. If the estimate is high, you may have better luck with a authorized 3rd party repair shop.

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